Bristol Pride


Written by Hannah Hodsman
09 Monday 09th July 2012

Kicking off at 11am, the Pride Parade will depart Berkley Square to tour and parade the Triangle, Park Row, Park Street before reaching College Green where the festivities will continue. Stand up and shout: WE ARE PROUD!

Expecting crowds of 20,000 strong, this free, unfenced Pride Parade is set to be the biggest, most vibrant and colourful parade of the South West, complete with 40 acts performing across 5 performance areas and 2 full stages including Meet Your Feet, S Club, Booty Luv as well as a host of Pride favourites. Headlining act, international superstar and champion of the prevention of HIV and AIDS, Martha Wash, will be gracing the stage with a set of number 1’s with the Weathergirls, Black Box and C+C.

Pride Night will bring Bristol to life with performances, carnivale and DJs from the likes of Motion, Wonky, New City Sound and Bright Light Bright Light. Expect carnival acts, can-can and fire dancing, pop madness at the Queen Shilling stage, not to mention all kinds of debauchery across all the after party venues across Bristol, including the Hatchet, Bent, OMG and Old Market. For the official after party, head down to the O2 Academy for Dressage where Horseplay presents Push The Button, Horse Meat Disco and live PA from Queen of Hearts.

But it’s not just about the music. Community areas, market stalls and the Enterprise Family Area will all be there offering chances to network, socialise and come together for a great cause.

And...whilst Pride Day may be free, Bristol festival goers know only too well that without public support and donations such events cannot last forever. So, we suggest buying a Pride Supporter Wristband for £4 which will not only help keep the cause alive but give you access to special offers, discounts on food and drink as well as free entry to the Pride Night events. Or, even better, a £15 Day&Night Supporter Wristband that will give you all the joys listed above plus market concessions, free entry into the raffle and Pride Night Street Fiesta, queue jumps as well as entry to the O2 After Party. All profits go towards supporting Freedom Youth and you can buy wristbands at

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